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Radosław Michalak
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1. I don't want to offend anybody.
2. This post is intended to be about some system's solutions, not individual users.

So, after this short introduction:
I think that Eclipse's game gallery is a piece of shit.
There are many good pictures, but together about 300 pictures of one game creates only a mess.
I don't know if there is a rule in geekmod that if it's Eclipse and quality is not horrible than it passes.

Is there anybody who has similar feelings?

Do you have any proposed solutions?
Maybe BGG should have limitation in game gallery to n pictures and if n+1 picture is approved admins should decide wich picture should be replaced (or not)?
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Radziol wrote:
1. I don't want to offend anybody.
2. This post is intended to be about some system's solutions, not individual users.

So, after this short introduction:
I think that Eclipse's game gallery is a piece of shit.
There are many good pictures, but together about 300 pictures of one game creates only a mess.
I don't know if there is a rule in geekmod that if it's Eclipse and quality is not horrible than it passes.

Is there anybody who has similar feelings?

Do you have any proposed solutions?
Maybe BGG should have limitation in game gallery to n pictures and if n+1 picture is approved admins should decide wich picture should be replaced (or not)?



From BGG image submission guide:

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A game’s image gallery plays a large role in the BoardGameGeek database. Images are useful to gamers in several ways. It can be used to compare box art for various versions, show game components and their relative scale, or demonstrate how the game looks in play. It can also give ideas on modifications other gamers have done to enhance their gaming experience. Submitting images to the database is easy. Not only is it a great way to contribute to the site, but it is also a great way to earn GeekGold! So look through your collection, and see what images you can submit.



Some games have around 1500+ images (War of the ring).
The point to me, is for individual users to feel like they are contributing in their own way to a really good game.

Besides many users feel a sense of pride for their accomplishments and they want to share what they have done.

Did I mention it is a wonderful way to make GG!cool
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Radziol wrote:
I think that Eclipse's game gallery is a piece of shit.
There are many good pictures, but together about 300 pictures of one game creates only a mess.


So don't look at them . . . ? The time and effort of vetting the pictures to that level boggles the mind. Probably the Geek only checks to make sure it's not pornography or propaganda; it's still got to be a killing amount of time. I can imagine a robot version: automatically sort pictures by thumbs, views, responses, GG,links within the Geek to reviews, etc; maybe even send a auto message to people - after a decent interval - that their old (and/or 'unpopular') posted pictures will be auto-deleted unless they respond?*

Like asking the Forum What's Hot, it could be useful. It'd need more feedback than people are likely to want to give, I suspect, to be functional. Which level of response would answer your question whether anyone else cares to the extent you do.

It's a site for fans and casual seekers, after all, not a glossy magazine. I spend too much time here and I've got no complaints. But I'm not setting the bar very high.

*Oh, look, the gallery already does Hot.
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my_game wrote:
Some games have around 1500+ images (War of the ring).
The point to me, is for individual users to feel like they are contributing in their own way to a really good game.

Besides many users feel a sense of pride for their accomplishments and they want to share what they have done.

I'm refering to game gallery, not people or creative which for sure should be unlimited.
Good exmaple for me is VGG screenshot gallery where the guide is to limit it to 12 pictures.
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If you are playing a game and have some good pictures to present or you've done something creative you deserve some
But if you just uploaded 10th picture with the same...
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Moved to Suggestions

Personally, I don't care for limits on the number of images in a gallery. Submitting an image is many people's first way of contributing to the site, which leads to more and more involvement as time goes on. I don't want to see that limited.

Sorting the gallery by Hot does a great deal to separate out the best images from the rest.

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I don't think there should be a hard limit on the number of images that can be added to a gallery - the thumb system combined with the gallery filters should mean that sorting by hot gets you the best images.

But I think there is room for doing something about truly redundant images, e.g. where a badly cropped box shot has effectively been superseded by an objectively better image.

To pick a random example:



The first image, uploaded in 2005, was fine while there was no other box shot. But once the second image had been uploaded in 2011, the first serves no purpose, it's entirely superseded by the better image. The game gallery only needs the second one to show the box as clearly as possible.

This could be handled through GeekMod: anyone could nominate an image for 'archive' (for want of a better word). When they did they would also have to provide the ID of the superior image. If GeekMod agreed, the redundant image would be moved from the game gallery to the personal gallery of the user that uploaded it. The image ID and any tips/thumbs/comments would remain (i.e. other than the gallery move nothing is actually deleted or changed, and if the image has been used in posts they will still work). And the game galleries would be a little be de-cluttered, which would make future image approvals a little bit easier.
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When Octavian recruited the image managers (Almost two years ago! Time flies.) one of the projects that was on the goal list was to go through the galleries and pick a sampling of the best images for a "Featured" gallery that will give an overview of the game. This ability isn't yet in place, but I look forward to it.
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col_w wrote:
anyone could nominate an image for 'archive' (for want of a better word). When they did they would also have to provide the ID of the superior image. If GeekMod agreed, the redundant image would be moved from the game gallery to the personal gallery of the user that uploaded it. The image ID and any tips/thumbs/comments would remain (i.e. other than the gallery move nothing is actually deleted or changed, and if the image has been used in posts they will still work).


A tremendous idea. Really, this should be done.
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